Awards to recognize disability awareness in Hollywood

'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan among honorees

GLAAD: Only six disabled characters in primetime

The 2010 Media Access Awards, a media breakfast honoring individuals and entertainment organizations for their efforts in promoting the awareness of the disability experience, takes place Friday at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Ron Livingston will present the Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship to Christopher Thornton, who wrote and co-starred with Mark Ruffalo in "Sympathy for Delicious," which debuted at Sundance this year. Thornton became a paraplegic after being injured in a 1992 climbing accident.

Other award recipients include actor Danny Woodburn, casting directors Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Carol Kritzer of "Glee" and "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan.